Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 24, 2014
Post from the President—Step into Spring

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how spring is the perfect time to visit Chicago's free zoo. You can see daffodils and scilla in bloom and watch baby rhino King and baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi explore the outdoors.

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January 27, 2014
Closing Early for the Cold

Due to the weather, Lincoln Park Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28. Also, Wild Things Gift Shop, Regenstein Small Mammal–Reptile House, Regenstein African Journey and the McCormick Bird House will be closed to visitors those days.

January 24, 2014
Photo of the Week: January 24

Baby rhino King takes a sip behind the scenes at Regenstein African Journey in our Photo of the Week.

January 23, 2014
Post from the President--Why Primates Live Longer

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares that primates are adapted to burn half the calories of other mammals, a new research finding that may explain why we mature slower and live longer.

January 22, 2014
Bear Hugs for Valentine’s Day

Box of chocolates? Been there. Flowers? Done that. This Valentine’s Day surprise your sweetheart with a wildly unique gesture: a polar bear ADOPT gift package from Lincoln Park Zoo!

January 21, 2014
How Are the Animals Paired Up?

Amur tigers enjoy the solitary life, gorillas prefer social groups, but every pairing is carefully planned by experts. Read how zoo scientists plan social groups.

January 17, 2014
Photo of the Week: January 17

A dwarf crocodile peers up from its pool at Regenstein Small Mammal–Reptile House in our Photo of the Week. In the wild, this endangered predator feeds on crabs, frogs, fish and the occasional small mammal that wanders too close to the water.

January 16, 2014
New Value Pass for Ice Skating

Plan to visit Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo often? Pick up our new special value pass! Save $15 on 20 visits and/or skate rentals by purchasing an $85 pass at the Farmhouse.

January 16, 2014
Post from the President—Not to Be Dwarfed

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the zoo's latest arrival--two dwarf mongooses at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Learn how the active little carnivores spend their days.

January 15, 2014
How Does the Zoo Stay Free?

Ever wondered how Lincoln Park Zoo stays free? Your support is the biggest factor, but we share all the details in our special Zoo FAQ feature.

January 14, 2014
A Carnivore’s Gaze

Red wolf Rozene poses in the snow in this photo by Keeper Cassy Kutilek. Winter is a great time to see these critically endangered predators at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo, as bare vegetation makes for good sight lines.

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